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On Laziness and Industriousness

   Life requires work.  Hard work.  Action.  Everything in life is 
   accomplished through activity in the form of thought and 
   action.  It is a law of nature.  It is the way God made the 
   world --- part of the design.  In nature animals must hunt or 
   forage for their food.  Living in the wild requires work and 
   effort.  Inaction brings hunger.  Ants work.  Bees work.  All 
   animals work.  And in the human sphere man must work.  All in 
   the world of man is achieved through activity in the form of 
   thought and action.  All that is part of modern life, all of 
   the conveniences and good things in our modern technological 
   society, are the inheritance of the work and effort of man 
   through the ages in the form of countless inventions, 
   discoveries, etc. (all that we have we owe to the work and 
   effort of our ancestors).  For each individual in a society, 
   hard work and effort is the way to success and wealth.  And 
   laziness and inaction lead surely to failure and poverty.  It 
   takes work and effort to acquire knowledge.  The lazy person 
   who is unwilling to expend the effort to study in school, to 
   learn, etc. will certainly pay for it in the end.  Laziness is 
   a habit.  First it is a thread and finally it becomes a cable, 
   ruling you in all you do.  And its end result is usually 
   failure and poverty.  You get out of life about what you put 
   into it.  If you put a lot in you get a lot out.  If you put 
   little in you get little out.  It is some sort of law.  

   Jan 2000

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